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Kids hunt up hundreds of Easter eggs

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
YACHATS -- A brigade of volunteer bunnies hid hundreds of eggs in and around the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday, April 19.
Kids convened at the church for coloring and story time with Pastor Brian Heron before lining up in their respective age groups in preparation for the egg hunt.
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Speeding, pedestrian safety addressed at sheriff’s meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
YACHATS -- Ongoing concerns about speeding along Highway 101 and pedestrian safety were a big part of the conversation at a community meeting with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office last week.
Sheriff Dennis Dotson and members of his leadership team met with citizens from throughout the county in Yachats last Thursday, April 17.
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Community Garden moves to the port

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
WALDPORT -- The community garden has moved from its former location at the old Waldport middle school to the Port of Alsea.
Community garden volunteers worked to relocate plants, soil and materials to a temporary staging area at the port late last month in hopes of making a more permanent move to the new location.
The port's board of commissioners
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High schoolers get outside to learn about ecotourism

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
WALDPORT -- A fleet of kayaks floating across Alsea Bay last Wednesday, April 16, were manned by local high schoolers.
Students in the ecotourism course at Waldport High School put their skills to the test during a performance assessment at the Port of Alsea. The class has been studying the introduction to kayaking curriculum from the American Canoe Association (ACA).
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Community College selects its new president

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
SOUTH BEACH -- Oregon Coast Community College will soon be sailing toward independence with a new captain at the helm, guiding it through the challenges to achieving standalone accreditation.
The OCCC Board of Education announced last Wednesday, April 16 that Birgitte Ryslinge has been selected as the college's new president. Ryslinge, currently president of Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus,
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Angell Job Corps, Siuslaw National Forest celebrate Wilderness Act

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
YACHATS -- Angell Job Corps has teamed up with the Siuslaw National Forest to build and install new information boards for the forest's three wilderness areas.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act as Angell Job Corps is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Wilderness Act, which set aside more than 9 million acres of wildlands
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Waldport council talks pot

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Pot has been on the minds of many in Waldport. Medical marijuana dispensaries were the topic of a workshop session following the regular Waldport City Council meeting on April 10.
Two local entrepreneurs are hoping to open medical marijuana facilities, one within the city limits and the other only a few miles down the road at 1466 SW
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State plans über-park at Ona Beach and beyond

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ONA BEACH -- Planning for the future Brian Booth State Park is still in progress, but it promises to be unique in Oregon when it becomes a reality in three or four years.
The original oceanfront park and dunes at Ona Beach won't change much, but the new park will eventually grow to at least 1,300 acres and encompass the
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Talent showcase ‘Happy’ acts perform at YYFAP talent show

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
YACHATS -- A lineup of acts were a "happy" addition to the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program Community Talent Show as it returned this year.
Singing, dancing and comedy acts were the highlights of the show last Saturday, April 12. The event, held at the Yachats Commons, drew in a crowd of about 150 people and participants.
"It was
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County moves to ‘legalize’ North Yachats River Road

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- After several hours of public hearings, Lincoln County has decided to "legalize" a small portion of North Yachats River Road 805 in order to repair the historic Yachats Covered Bridge.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners informally approved the process last Wednesday, April 9, which will allow the county to receive up to $700,000 in federal grant funds
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Joining the family

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Nuka, the Oregon Coast Aquarium's new sea otter pup, was allowed to join the other otters in the aquarium's sea otter exhibit last week. (Courtesy photo by Tennyson Mosher)
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Easter egg hunt this Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Join the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church and Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday.
The egg hunt kicks off at 10 a.m. and there will also be Easter baskets for children. Easter egg hunting is for children up to age 12.The egg hunt will be held at the church, located at 360
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